As we get older, viable options for permanent dental replacement, such as dental implants, become increasingly important. Looking and feeling much like the real thing, dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with artificial teeth. Our Washington Heights implant dentist
, Elliot Gutman, DMD, will explain to you how dental implants provide you with dental replacements that are natural looking as well as very functional. In addition to being much more cosmetically appealing, implants also feel better than traditional removable bridges.
Offering the same strength for biting as a bridge that is fixed in place, implants will last a very long time. Whether you have lost one tooth or several, Dr. Gutman understands the importance of a full smile and the confidence it provides. Dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium and specially designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Our Washington Heights implant dentist
and his knowledgeable staff have advanced training in the most recent implant dentistry procedures.
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Although dental implants are a great alternative to removable bridges, there are some downsides to consider. Depending on the number of implants being done, the procedure can easily be a major investment. The extensive use of dental implants can cost tens of thousands of dollars in order to achieve the best result. The procedure is also quite time consuming when having many implants placed. Our Washington Heights implant dentist
goes over all the pros and cons and will explain that the procedure is, indeed, a surgery, and for some patients there are varying degrees of pain, which usually subside after a few days, and there is most likely going to be bruising and some swelling. In addition, the crown (the false tooth that is placed on top) will need to be replaced in ten to fifteen years.
In order to have success with dental implants, our Washington Heights implant dentist
has to be sure you are in good general health and must be told about any pre-existing health conditions such as badly controlled diabetes or high blood pressure as well as any prescription drugs that could affect treatment. Any periodontal disease or related problems will also have to be stabilized before dental implant surgery can be considered.